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Forage & Feast Day in Cumbria

Ambleside, Cumbria

  • A full day of foraging in the Lake District
  • Exploring ancient woodlands at Rydal
  • Cook a lunch feast with what you gather
  • A mindful, resourceful & calming experience!


What's Included

  • One day forage and feast experience
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Discuss the types of foods and medicines you will be foraging for
  • Learn about edible mushrooms and plants in the local area
  • Walk through the ancient woodland of Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall
  • Prepare and cook your seasonal foraged food along with organic ingredients at the well-stocked Hermitage Cottage base camp
  • Enjoy your feast over an open fire by the river with the group
  • Refreshments are also provided

What Can I Expect

Feasting and foraging in the Lake District! Spend the day in the most mindful way, discovering the abundance of tasty treats Mother Nature provides us with, as you explore ancient forests with foraging experts.

The Hermitage cottage at Rydal is your basecamp for the day. Just a couple of miles north of Ambleside, it’s the perfect location within Cumbria and the Lakes. You’re right on the edge of the River Rothay and the Rydal Hall estate, which was William Wordsworth’s childhood home.

And in fact, you are surrounded by ancient woodland. Lesser-trodden paths through sun-lit clearings and shaded tree canopies lead you to a plethora of edible and medicinal plants, herbs and mushrooms, all growing naturally in this stunning setting.

Your hosts will talk you through the safety aspects of foraging, before you head out all together to see what you can find to feast on in this most lovely part of the Lake District.

Everything you find will have a use, either as a remedy or as an ingredient for your forest foraging lunch. This will be prepared on the open fire on the banks of the river and gives you and your fellow foragers the chance to sit down together over a meal.

The aim of these Lake District foraging courses near Ambleside is to open your mind and soul to what nature can provide. The experience is a great combination for food and nature lovers, showing you how to connect or reconnect with the natural world. And we think that this wholeheartedly possible in this calming and delightful setting.


  • Weekdays and selected weekend dates throughout the year
  • Sessions generally start at 10:00 finishing at 16:00
  • Dates are subject to availability


  • Hawkshead, Ambleside

Suitable For

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn along with wellies or sturdy boots
  • Sun hats and sun cream are recommended during summer months
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